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What's Japan's Best Rural Area to Live in?

Publisher Takarajimasha addresses this question in a survey that shows some shocking results. Who knew the top four spots would all be on the same island?

Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos

Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!

5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan

There's nothing like bright lights to bring in the New Year!

Japanese Porcelain Prized by Chefs Overseas

With a 400-year tradition, Arita is the oldest among Japan's various porcelain-making regions, and Arita porcelain exported to Europe in the 17th century had a strong influence on what would become Germany's Meissen porcelain brand.

Hike the 'Road to Laputa'

High atop Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture lies a hidden, winding path that leads you to a picture-perfect Ghibli-like view.

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos

Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!

Japan’s Top 5 Ramen Streets

Ramen streets have become hotbeds for talented chefs and aspiring cooks looking to perfect their recipes.

Top Ramen for Gundam Fans

YouTuber and Gundam model-maker rrobbert184 stakes his claim for the best ramen in Japan.

The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Kyushu

Explore Southern Japan's rural charm as we take a mini-tour of Kyushu's beautiful villages.

5 Kyushu Shrines You Can't Miss

Shinto shrines can be found just about everywhere in Japan. But shrines in Kyushu are special, because Kyushu is, according to legend, home to the first places where the Shinto gods descended to Earth.

Niji-no-Matsubara in Saga

Niji-no-Matsubara is a 360-year-old pine forest along the coast of Saga Prefecture in northwestern Kyushu.

4 Fun & Weird Ways to Use the Train

Japanese trains are fast and efficient. But have you ever seen one used as a rolling showroom? Or how about having a concert at 260 kilometers per hour?

A One-of-a-Kind Coming of Age Day

From souped up cars to bungee jumping off Japan's tallest bridge, these adults are bringing their own sense of style to Coming of Age Day 2016!

The Shinkansen Network in Japan

A visit to Japan is incomplete without some travel on the Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train network. With a new line connecting Hokkaido, there isn’t a better time to see all of Japan in the blink of an eye!

Sakura Butter Potato Chips Have Arrived!

Get ready to sink your teeth into a new cherry-blossom-infused snack.

Japan's Only 3-Michelin-Star Onsen

Head down to Oita for the spot that wowed Michelin for four years straight.

Bathe in the Lap of Luxury

This three-star Michelin-rated onsen treats anyone like royalty for a fraction of the cost.

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